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A Case of Sinus Arrest and Post-hiccup Cough Syncope in Medullary Infarction.
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PMID:  23660345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We describe asymptomatic sinus arrest and post-hiccup cough syncope in a patient with medullary infarction. A 78-year-old woman developed arrhythmia, hiccup, and cough syncope attacks. Neurological examination was not remarkable. Cough syncope occurs after hiccup attacks. Bradycardia and decreased blood pressure were also present after the beginning cough. Holter 24-hour electrocardiography monitor exhibited 65 episodes of asymptomatic sinus arrest more than 3 seconds. Magnetic resonance imaging disclosed acute infarction in the bilateral medial regions and the right tegmentum of the upper and middle medulla oblongata. Cerebral angiography showed severe atherosclerotic changes in the vertebral arteries. These clinicoradiological findings suggested that a distinct topography of medullary lesions could cause a series of cardiovascular and respiratory dysfunction. Thus, physicians should pay more attention to the medullary lesion in patients with arrhythmia and syncope.
Takanori Takazawa; Ken Ikeda; Osamu Kano; Takayuki Kabuki; Kiyokazu Kawabe; Yasuo Iwasaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-5-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8511     ISO Abbreviation:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-5-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111633     Medline TA:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 National Stroke Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurology, Toho University Omori Medical Center, Omorinishi, Otaku, Tokyo, Japan.
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